Pennsylvania historical newspapers in GenealogyBank.com pipeline

GenealogyBank is pleased to give you a sneak peek at the Pennsylvania historical newspapers in the pipeline for the months ahead. (Photo courtesy: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC – LC-USW33- 000139-ZE [P&P]. This list includes new titles as well as expanded coverage for existing titles. PENNSYLVANIAErie, PA. Erie Observer. 1833... (Read More)

Arkansas & Maine Newspapers Being Added to GenealogyBank.com

To get the word out about which historical newspapers we’ll be adding in the months ahead – here is today’s list of newspapers for Arkansas and Maine. I will research and post another two States tomorrow. (Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine, 1874-1940. Courtesy: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC – Digital... (Read More)

GenealogyBank Adds 126 More Newspapers

We’ve mobilized the entire crew at GenealogyBank to bring you the historical backfiles of 126 newspapers from 23 States. (Image from Library of Congress, LC-DIG-nclc-03657) It’s a great day for genealogy!Titles from across the country – Gazette-Telegraph (Colorado Springs, CO) 1/4/1873 to 10/31/1913Norwich Aurora (Norwich, CT) 5/15/1839 to 3/10/1876Chicago Times (Chicago, IL) 11/2/1854 to... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds even more newspapers

Hot off the press! I just received word that GenealogyBank began adding an additional 67 historical newspapers today. (Image from Library of Congress – American Memory Project) That jumps the total with yesterday’s announcement to 107 titles added this weekend!! These titles will finish loading later this week. These additional historical newspapers are from... (Read More)

On, Wisconsin! – Statehood May 29, 1848

Here’s to Wisconsin! It became a state on this day in 1848. On, Wisconsin is the state song. (The image is from the Library of Congress, American Memory Project.) GenealogyBank has millions of records for Wisconsin – even newspapers that were published before it became a state. Here is the list: Capital Times, The... (Read More)

Our Honored Dead …

When Abraham Lincoln gave his stirring remarks at Gettysburg in 1863 word spread quickly across the nation. The San Francisco (CA) Daily Evening Bulletin of 18 Dec 1863 captured the impact of Lincoln’s words that still move us today.Newspapers report what happens every day giving each of us the emotion, context and impact of... (Read More)

Virginia is 401 years old today!

Happy Birthday to Virginia!The first colonists arrived in Jamestown, Virginia on May 14, 1607 and with ups and downs the Commonwealth has prospered ever since. GenealogyBank.com is packed with early Americana – including millions of Virginia items go back to the 1700s. NewspapersGenealogyBank has more than 100 Virginia newspapers – containing more than 2.3... (Read More)

1st genealogy published in America – 7 May 1724

The first genealogy published in America appeared in a newspaper 284 years ago – today – May 7, 1724. It appeared in the American Weekly Mercury. It was a genealogy of King Philip V of Spain. Genealogy articles routinely appeared in colonial newspapers. The first genealogy published in book form was in 1771 –... (Read More)